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Engineer a better world

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The Spectris Foundation supports education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). We believe that every person should have an equal right to a quality education and, by working with like-minded partners, we remove barriers and create opportunities for every person to fulfil their potential.

We are interested in supporting:

  • Multi-year grants which lead to longer-term benefits in advancing education in STEM.
  • One-off grants which illustrate the Spectris Foundation’s mission.
  • Smaller-scale pilot projects which have could be scaled up.
  • Innovation which embodies the Foundation’s mission.
  • Grants and bursaries aimed at broadening participation in STEM careers.
  • Non-traditional career paths including retraining for adults.
  • Programs to remove barriers and inequalities for underprivileged and underrepresented groups in the technology focused industries.
  • Engagement and volunteering opportunities for Spectris Plc employees.

Grants are considered from £5,000 - £100,000 per year depending on impact, value for money, accessibility and sustainability.

We will not fund:

  • Organisations with political, religious or lobbying aims.
  • Contributions to general appeals or circulars.
  • Activities which solely support animal welfare.
  • Activities which have already taken place.
  • Grant making by other organisations.
  • Privately owned and profit-distributing companies or limited partnerships.
  • Individual challenges.

How to apply for a STEM Grant

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The application process is divided into two stages:

Stage one - Expression of Interest

Complete our Expressions of Interest Form, here you give contact information and a brief description of what you would like the Spectris Foundation to support. Please download the form and email this to: spectrisfoundation@spectris.com

STEM Grant - Expression of Interest Form

Stage two - Grant Application

If successful, you will be invited to submit a full Grant Application Form, this will include detailed project plan, budget, monitoring and evaluation information, a copy of your latest audited accounts and any relevant policies.

Timeframe

We aim to respond to you within 6 weeks of submission.

The Spectris Foundation Trustees meet three times per year in March, July, and December. If you would like any more details please contact our Foundation Manager on spectrisfoundation@spectris.com